Watch Ski Mask The Slump God Share His Bucket List in ‘Who Am I?’
For the latest installment of XXL's Who Am I?, a video series in which young upstarts in hip-hop walk us through their career journey so far with fun facts sprinkled in between, we have 21-year-old Broward County, Fla. rapper Ski Mask The Slump God.
Born Stokeley Goulbourne, Ski grew up with his four siblings in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida and bounced between his mother and father’s houses. At 16, he met XXXTentacion at a Broward Juvenile Detention Center and that's where the two started the Very Rare collective and later on, the Member's Only collective.
By 2015, Ski became a buzzing name in his local area, bubbling with his first official song, “Catch Me,” and releasing Members Only Vol. 1 and Members Only Vol. 2 with X. Over the past two years, Ski has dropped four mixtapes, Drown-in-Designer, Very Rare Lost Files, Slaps for My Drop-Top Mini-Van and You Will Regret, earned a solid following and a record deal with Republic Records.
His most recent song, “Catch Me Outside,” is his biggest single to date, gaining over 10 million views on YouTube since it dropped this summer. Plus, he's received cosigns from Timbaland and Missy Elliott for taking on the "She's a Bitch" instrumental. Shortly after, he announced that he's working on a collab project with a “loved producer.” Following that news, Ski uploaded a video of himself mouthing the words to his new Timbaland collab.
Find out what's on Ski Mask's bucket list, how he got his rap name, his hip-hop influences, the story of how he met XXXTentacion and more in Who Am I? below.
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